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Setup New Email Account - Windows Live Mail (Post-2012)

by tciil — last modified Mar 29, 2017 05:28 PM

Download Windows Live Mail

  1. Windows 7 may come with Windows Live Mail already installed. Windows Live Mail is outdated and Microsoft no longer offers a download, as of 2017.

Set Up Windows Live Mail

  1. The purpose of this page is to describe how to set up a new email account to work with OlympusNet email servers.
  2. Open Windows Live Mail by clicking Start, All Programs, Windows Live, Windows Live Mail.
  3. If this is the first time you have started the program, the mail setup wizard will automatically start.  Alternatively, click the Accounts tab and then click the Email button on the left.
  4. Enter your OlympusNet or domain email address (e.g., or in the Email address field, and the password in the Password field.
  5. Verify that the Remember this password check box is checked.
  6. Enter your real name as you would like it to be displayed on sent mail (e.g., Jane Doe) in the Display Name field.
  7. Check the check box Manually configure server settings for e-mail account as shown marked by the red rectangle, and click Next.
  8. Verify that the option POP3 appears in the field reading Server Type. Advanced users may use IMAP if desired.
  9. Follow the text below for the appropriate settings for your account entered in the fields marked by red rectangles in the screenshot below.
    a. For email (
    • Enter in both of the Server Address fields under Incoming Server Information, and Outgoing Server Information. 
    b. For email in your own domain (
    • Enter in the Server Address fields for both Incoming and Outgoing Server Information
    c. For both account types
    • The check box Requires a secure connection (SSL) should be checked under both Server Address fields
    • Authenticate Using should be set to Clear Text
    • The Logon User Name must be the full email address
    • Under the Outgoing Server Address only, the port should be changed from 25 to 587. The default port set by the email program for the incoming server is fine.
    • Both check boxes should be checked under the Outgoing server address
    • Click Next when all entries are complete

9. Click Next and then Finish.

To modify or correct your email settings in an already-established account, see Modify Email Settings in Existing Account - Windows Live Mail